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Ellington, Ray [real name Harry Pitts Brown] (1916–1985), drummer, singer, entertainer, and bandleader

Val Wilmer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/74669

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Ellington, Ray [real name Harry Pitts Brown] (1916–1985), drummer, singer, entertainer, and bandleader, was born on 17 March 1916 at 155 Kennington Road, Kennington, London, the second son and youngest of the four children of Harry Pitts Brown (c.1877–1920), a music-hall comedian and entertainer, and his wife, ...

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Subjects: Percussion

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